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    Rekon 27.5 x 2.8 Opinions..

    I picked up one for the rear of my Spec. Enduro 2017 27.5..
    I received the tire today and it notes on the tag a min. inner diameter rim of 39mm. That is my concern I have Roval Traverse carbon rims w internal diameter of 30mm. So for those who are in the know... should this tire work just fine or is there a risk that makes it not worth trying....

    I will also be using a Vittora air liner with this tire...

    Thanks in advance..

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    I have a friend who runs 3" tires on 25mm rims. You'll be fine, it's just not ideal. Are you sure it'll fit the frame?

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    You can get more performance out of some high volume rounded profile 2.35 tires on your rim and use the 2.8 on a wider rim for your front. If you put it on the 30 you'll need to run it at higher pressure than a 2.35. Low pressure for the 2.35 gets you a bigger more conforming footprint.

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    it will fit the frame on the rear (Bike magazine measured the actual tire at 2.65" the bike is designed for 2.6 which is on there now and have plenty of room in the back, already a tight squeeze up front.
    Thank you for the responses. I was concerned about the bead getting a good seal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    You can get more performance out of some high volume rounded profile 2.35 tires on your rim and use the 2.8 on a wider rim for your front. If you put it on the 30 you'll need to run it at higher pressure than a 2.35. Low pressure for the 2.35 gets you a bigger more conforming footprint.
    I have a 29r with 2.35s, so looking for something different for this ride.

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